Looking for teens who want to explore the world

The Kempenfelt Rotary Club is proud to announce it is taking another step in support of youth in our community.


The Club is looking for students to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity through the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Rotary Youth Exchange is the cornerstone of Rotary’s international efforts to promote cultural understanding and dialogue worldwide. Each year, as a result of this program, approximately 7,000 students experience how other people live and view the world.


To be eligible, teens must be between the ages of 15 and 17 during the 2017-2018 school year. The year-long exchange costs less than the price of a semester at most universities and will provide rich and long-lasting learning opportunities. The application deadline is October 31, 2016.


Rotary is also seeking families for the Rotary Host Family Program in association with Rotary Youth Exchange.  Perhaps you are interested in learning more about the world while staying close to home? Host families welcome a student from another country for a few months and the student becomes part of the family. Many local families have found this to be a very positive experience.


If you are interested in learning more about either or both of these opportunities, please attend our Youth Exchange Information Night to be held on October 20th, 2016  at the Barrie YMCA on 22 Grove Street West at 5:30pm. Please RSVP to kempenfeltrotaryclub@gmail.com.


For more information, please contact:

Alexa Wilson – Committee Chair of New Generations of Kempenfelt Rotary Club | Email: kempenfeltrotaryclub@gmail.com


About Kempenfelt Rotary Club

The Kempenfelt Rotary Club was chartered in 1999 with approximately 65 members and has been an active and vital part of our community since.  The club has been very active in providing service and funding to both our local and international communities.  Our annual projects include our Kids Fishing Day, Skate with the Colts, Taste the World, Golf Tournament, Holiday Food Drive, and The Great Canadian Beaver Race and Festival and more. Our fundraising activities have supported numerous local organizations as well as at the international endeavors. Please visit the Kempenfelt Rotary Club website at http://kempenfeltrotary.ca for more information.